SERIES: Against All Odds
MESSAGE: Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 2:1-9; Micah 5:2

It was the Methodist preacher Phillips Brooks who gave the world the Christmas hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” He was visiting the Holy Land, on road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, when inspiration struck. Bethlehem was where King David was born and where his descendant Jesus Christ would be born. Because of Micah’s prediction made 700 years before Jesus’ birth, four details were anticipated.


  1. The Place of Messiah

  2. The Person of Messiah

  3. The Purpose of Messiah

  4. The Preexistence of Messiah

Topic: Prophecy

Keywords: Bethlehem, Jesus' birth, magi, wise men, Zoroastrians, prophet, prophecy, canon, Dead Sea Scrolls, Messiah, Talmud, Mishnah, Midrash, Targums, Gemara, kingdom, prophetic foreshortening, shepherd, preexistence

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